[Mailman-Users] Installation Issue

Gregory Leblanc GLeblanc at cu-portland.edu
Tue May 9 05:09:22 CEST 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From: J C Lawrence [mailto:claw at cp.net]
> Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 5:37 PM
> To: David Smead
> Cc: BCSi; mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Installation Issue 
> On Mon, 8 May 2000 17:30:51 -0700 (PDT) 
> David Smead <smead at amplepower.com> wrote:
> > On a Linux system, this will typically be /home/mailman.
> This is a dangerous assumption based on the same (arguably ill
> advised) precepts that sadly gave us /home/httpd and co.  For me
> $PREFIX ends up being /var/lib as that seems the most sensical given
> the purpose of the directory heirarchy and the FHS.

Maybe this doesn't belong on this list, but what's the motivation behind
installing all of mailman into it's own heirarchy?  I'd think that it would
be much more "FHS Compliant" to break things up and put them throughout the
filesystem where they "belong".  Any decent package management system should
be able to keep track of where files are installed, and that's the only good
motivation that I can think of for putting mailman on its own.

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